Disney Quick Tips: Rules and Etiquette for Pin Trading

I started trading pins at Walt Disney World, and then at Disneyland, a few years ago as an excuse to talk to Disney Cast Members and other guests. Because I’m not much of a shopper while visiting Disney theme parks, I also liked the idea of collecting small (thus portable) and inexpensive souvenirs during my trips that would become part of a larger collection at home – one that would be ever evolving.Trading Disney pins is easy, with just a few rules to follow. And building a collection can … [Read more...]

Disneyland Refurbishment Schedule for April 2012

If your heading to Disneyland soon be sure to check out the Refurb/Closure list below. Refurbishment information is subject to change without notice and should be confirmed just prior to visiting. Updated information is available on the Disneyland website.CurrentGibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor (Disneyland) closed until Spring 2012 for renovation. Candy Palace (Disneyland) closed until Spring 2012 for renovation. Pacific Wharf-Ghiradelli (DCA) closed through 6/1/12 for … [Read more...]

D23 Expo – The Ultimate Disney Fan Event – Returns to Anaheim, Once Again Bringing All the Magical Worlds of Disney Under One Roof From August 9-11, 2013

Advance Tickets On Sale August 9, 2012, for the Most All-Encompassing Disney Fan Event in the World All the magic and excitement of the past, present and future of Disney entertainment will come together once again when D23: The Official Disney Fan Club presents an all-new D23 EXPO at the Anaheim Convention Center on Aug. 9-11, 2013.“The D23 Expo has become a phenomenal way for Disney fans to see everything they love about Disney all in one place — from Disney’s biggest stars and latest … [Read more...]

Grand Opening of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and Carthay Circle Theatre on June 15


The Happiest Place on Earth will get even happier June 15, 2012, with the grand opening of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street and the Carthay Circle Theatre at Disney California Adventure park. The exciting, new additions will complete the five-year expansion of Disneyland Resort, a premier, multi-day vacation destination in Southern California with two theme parks, three hotels and the Downtown Disney shopping and dining district.With four new attractions opening at Disney California Adventure … [Read more...]

A Once In A Lifetime Lecture with Jack Lindquist

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Recently I had the privilege of listening to a lecture by the man that helped guide Disneyland to great success: Jack Lindquist. Disneyland's very first president came to speak to my Walt Disney and Charles Darwin: In Pursuit of Happiness and Knowledge course at Chapman University. I was blown away by what this man had to say.Since we are not allowed to have any kind of recording device in this class, I jotted down some notes from the lecture. I thought I would share some of what I have … [Read more...]